Foundation / Corporation
Utah Native Plant Society (UNPS)
Grants of up to $1,000 for projects in Utah that promote knowledge and appreciation of native plant species. Projects may include education, research, or both. Funding is intended for projects that directly concern the state's rare and endangered plants, as well as educational projects that try to engage students in activities that increase native plant awareness.
The following criteria are used in evaluating research and other proposals:
Does the proposal support or promote the purposes of the Utah Native Plant Society?
-The proposal improves knowledge and understanding of the distribution, life history, and conservation of native plant species.
-The proposal improves knowledge of the cultivation and other appropriate uses of native plant species.
-The proposal educates the public about native plant species.
-The proposal supports local chapter activities that promote the purposes of the Utah Native Plant Society.
Is the application technically and logistically capable of accomplishing the project goal?
-Applicant is, or is affiliated with, an organization or agency with special expertise and/or responsibility for native plant species.
-Applicant has demonstrated experience in conducting the type of work proposed.
-Applicant has demonstrated that adequate logistical support is available to accomplish the work proposed.
Are the methods and budget sound and appropriate to the project goal?
-The methods are necessary and sufficient for accomplishing the project goal.
-The budget and staff are necessary and sufficient for accomplishing the project goal.
Is there matching support?
-Matching support is available (in-kind, cash, combination)
-Matching support is what percent of project budget?
GrantWatch ID#: 180008
Up to $1,000
Previous grants have been awarded to individuals and university employees.
The purpose of this program is normally not to fund the purchase of tangible items such as equipment, personal property or plants/seeds.
This program is not available to fund the purchases of native plants whether for restoration, reclamation, school/heritage gardens or similar projects.
Grants will also generally not be awarded for travel costs and/or time relative to the attendance of meetings nor for overhead amounts.
The 2019 deadline is April 15.
If sending an application by mail that is less than one month from the deadline, please also send a confirming email to the email address below. Applications may be also be submitted via email. Attachments should preferably be in PDF, RTF, Micrsoft Word or text format.
UNPS funding should be considered as seed or matching money to be used in combination with funding from other sources, rather than as a primary source of support.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Proposals should be submitted to:
Utah Native Plant Society
Attn: Grant-in Aid Program
P.O. Box 520041
Salt Lake City UT 84152-0041